This week we’ll be discussing Dow or Trans-Channeler crystals. It is a crystal shape that falls into the category of facets: number of edges, and is another example of a crystal with two names for the same configuration.
More commonly, they are referred to as Dow, (named after JaneAnn Dow by her friend and fellow crystal worker and author, Katrina Raphaell). Trans-Channeler is what Melody (from the “Love is in The Earth” series of crystal books) calls them, and it is a more descriptive name if you don’t already know what they are. These crystals are both Channelers and Transmitters in configuration, (Transmitter+Channeler = Trans-Channeler).
This is another crystal that you cannot correctly identify unless you count the edges of the faces. There will be three seven-sided faces with a triangular face between each of them. So the edges of the six faces will count: 7-3-7-3-7-3. A text-book perfect Dow or Trans-Channeler will have symmetrically-sized faces and a centrally located tip. Others may be uneven in symmetry, but the count will be correct. These are still Dow crystals. I am guessing this may sound like a lot of gobble-de-gook! To understand what I just described, we need to review the anatomy of a crystal.
In a basic quartz point, there is the body (the cylindrical part) and the termination. In determining whether we have a Dow, we’ll be discussing the termination. More specifically, the faces and edges of faces.
The termination is divided into what are called facets or faces. A typical quartz crystal point will have six sides on the body and six faces on the terminating end. Usually, there will be what is called a “main face” which is typically the largest face of the point. Most crystals have one main face (Channelers fall into this category). There are crystals which have two main faces (Transmitters fall into this category), and crystals which have three main faces (Dow or Trans-Channelers fall into this category). Remember, Transmitter (2) + Channeler (1) = Trans-Channeler/Dow (3) main faces.
To determine whether the crystal you have is a Dow, you will need to count the edges of each face.
This is easy if you start counting edges on the main face (or any large face in the case of a crystal with more than one) and work your way around the top of the crystal, counting the edges of each face. Take each face as if it was a separate entity, and it will be easier.
Beginning with the main face (remember, this is usually the largest one), put your thumb or finger on one of the edges of the face (to keep track of where you started) and count. Discover the counting method that works best for you and use that one. Keep track of how many edges each face has. If you get to a large face that doesn’t have 7 edges, or a small face which doesn’t have three, you don’t have a Dow.
What kind of energies do Dow or Trans-Channeler crystals bring to the table?
Dow or Trans-Channelers combine the qualities of the Transmitter and Channeler crystals. Channeler crystals help you access higher wisdom, either in the form of your Higher Self or Spirit Guides, or of Angels. They exude a crisp, regal energy. Channeling crystals can bring you love and light from beings in the higher realms. Transmitter crystals work much like Channelers, only double! They have a proud, almost mysterious, feel. I picture them as two sentinels standing not quite side-to-side and not quite back-to-back. I like them because their main face is between two diagonals the energy is unexpected and special. So a Dow crystal has all of the qualities just described. They also provide a connection with the Self and Universal Truth.
Dow crystals have a special energy about them that is sharp, clean and direct. Sevens and threes are both mystical numbers on their own, but to have a combination of three of each, all balanced in one crystal point is even more mystical and special. Because of the repeating numbers as well as the symmetry needed to incorporate such a design, Dow crystals are also about balance… not just regular balance, but special balance, unique balance, inspired and divine balance.
Today we’ve learned that Dow crystals:
- have two names; Dow (named after JaneAnn Dow) or Trans-Channeler, based on the combined characteristics of Transmitters and Channelers
- are determined by counting the edges of the faces in the termination
- will have three 7-sided faces separated by three 3-sided faces and the count is usually shown like this: (7-3-7-3-7-3)
- provide a connection with the Self and Universal Truth
- have a special energy about them that is sharp, clean and direct
- and Dow crystals help us to connect with divine and inspired balance.
I hope you have enjoyed this discussion about Dow or Trans-Channeler quartz crystals; what they are, how to determine if you have one, and how to work with them. Next time we’ll discuss Drusy quartz crystals.
Here is a recap of the past posts featuring the metaphysical configurations and links to where you might find these various crystal configurations if you decided you might like to work with them:
DOW or TRANS-CHANNELER CRYSTALS (For divine balance, and a connection with the self and Universal Truth.) Note: Dow crystals are rare, and I don’t always have very many of them. Sometimes the ones I have are Dow by count (7-3-7-3-7-3) but have one large 7-sided face (present as a Channeler) or two large 7-sided faces and one small 7 (present as a Transmitter). If you order one, I will let you know at time of purchase what I have available. purchase Dow or Trans-Channeler crystal read blog post
DOLPHIN CRYSTAL (To encourage teaching in a loving, fun, joyful way, or alternately, to assist one to enjoy learning) read blog post
See you next week for Drusy (pronounced DRU-zee) quartz crystals.